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Danny Murphy, a former Liverpool midfielder, has urged Manchester United against acquiring Christian Eriksen, a 30-year-old Brentford midfielder, this summer.

Murphy believes that if Manchester United sign Eriksen, a former Tottenham Hotspur player, they will finish lower than they did last season.

Remember that Manchester United finished sixth last season.

This summer, the Red Devils have been widely linked with a move to capture Eriksen.

After recovering from a heart episode sustained during Denmark’s Euro 2020 opening against Finland, the Danish international joined Brentford in January.

With his six-month contract with Brentford expiring this month, the former Inter Milan player has been linked with a number of clubs, including Manchester United.

“I don’t see that in the Manchester United option.” If Ten Hag believes he can play Eriksen and [Bruno] Fernandes in the same midfield with only one holding player, they will finish worse than they did this season, according to Murphy.

“Unless he’s going to bring him in as a backup to Fernandes to play as a No.10, or is he going to play him as a central midfielder?” he said. Where are the legs, tenacity, tough-tackling, and physical presence if you’re talking about putting [Frenkie] De Jong and Eriksen in? There is none!

“It’s unusual for United to want Eriksen; I don’t understand it.” They have a sufficient number of aggressive and creative players.”

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